NCC Offers Free Tax Preparation Assistance

Internal Revenue Service-certified volunteers will offer free tax preparation and filing at Norwalk Community College this tax season through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

VITA assists people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities, and limited English-speaking taxpayers who need help in preparing their own Federal and State tax returns. No appointment is necessary.

NCC volunteers include accounting students who work under the direction of Professor Tony Scott. Volunteers receive special training in determining a taxpayer’s eligibility for tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit and others. Prof. Scott notes that college students may be eligible for Education Tax Credits even if 100% of their qualifying education expenses are covered by Pell Grants, scholarships and other grants.

VITA hours are:

Saturdays, January 27 through April 14,
10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in West Campus Rooms W138 and W140                                                                      
(Closed Feb. 17 and March 31 for holiday weekends.)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, January 30 through April 17,
7 to 9:30 p.m, in West Campus Room W138   

 

To determine if you meet the qualifications, search “Free Tax Return Preparation for Qualifying Taxpayers” on the IRS website: www.irs.gov. From that page, click on “see Publication 3767-B for tax services provided” and the “What to Bring” page to ensure you have all the documents and information VITA volunteers will need to help you.

For information, call (203) 857-7358 or email: nccvita@norwalk.edu